February 8th, 2012
Port Douglas is considered as one of the most popular destinations in the world to get married. The beautiful surroundings and the tropical weather combine to ensure that Port Douglas weddings are a great experience.
It is the only location on the face of earth where 2 World-Heritage Sites exist side by side. The first site is the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest coral reef in the world that covers an area of 300,000 square kilometers. The second site is the Daintree rainforest – the biggest continuous stretch of tropical rainforest that exists in Australia. The mere significance of the location makes it the ultimate location for your wedding.
There are different options available for couples for their wedding ceremony. If you are looking for a traditional wedding, the best option for you will be the historical St Mary by the Sea church. The stunning venue is centrally located in the town of Port Douglas and is easily one of the best venues of area. It is a non-denominational church which means that Port Douglas weddings are open for all faiths.
St Mary by the Sea Church Port Douglas
Port Douglas famous Saint Mary by the Sea church, is beautifully made and provides a stunning view of the Coral Sea and the pristine rainforest. The window is left open for the exact purpose of providing the most surreal wedding experience. Approximately, 400 Port Douglas weddings are held at St Mary by the Sea each year.
Make your wedding day spectacular with the help of Plaza Port Douglas Resort
Alternatively, you can have your wedding on the beach. The world famous silky sand beach will provide the most cost effective option as you won’t be charged for your wedding if the ceremony is conducted in less than an hour. Lastly, the most exotic option available to get married is on board a sailboat while cruising over the largest stretch of coral reef in the world.
Wedding accommodation in Port Douglas
The first thing to consider for your Tropical North Queensland wedding will be the ideal Port Douglas accommodation that will enhance your overall tropical experience. The Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort Holiday Accommodation is one such option that is just a 3 minutes stroll from the beautiful 4 Mile Beach of Port Douglas. “It gives you to option of choosing from affordable fully furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom luxury spa apartments with private balconies….perfect Port Douglas wedding accommodation for the bride, groom and their wedding guests“. Check out Plaza Port Douglas Wedding Packages or ask the Resort Mangers Iain and Fiona any questions you have on wedding packages or accommodation in Central Port Douglas for the Bride groom or wedding party.
February 8th, 2012
If you are looking for the perfect getaway, Port Douglas is the place to be. The world famous 4 Mile Beach of Port Douglas is the ideal place to relax and indulge your senses, forgetting the worries of hectic modern day life. The Great Barrier Reef, which is a World Heritage Site, is the largest coral reef of the world that stretches over 2023 km. It has been labeled by CNN as one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. A visit to the reef to snorkel and experience this wonderful sight adds to the ultimate tropical holiday experience.
The mere act of walking along the beautiful 4 Mile Beach in Port Douglas is a mesmerizing experience, relax or swim. Apart from everything that nature has to offer, there are also a huge variety of activities in Port Douglas to ensure that you, your family, and friends have the most entertaining time.
You must go snorkeling while in Port Douglas on The Great Barrier Reef
If you are the adventurous kind, there are numerous water based activities you can undertake. You can enjoy sailing, surfing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, diving or just cruising the reef. There are boats, which depart every day from the Port Douglas Marina Mirage, offering different types of tours of the world’s largest coral reef – The Great Barrier Reef.
Let us help you learn to dive on the best place in the world - The Great Barrier Reef
You can visit the art galleries in the Port Douglas area that feature a range of Aboriginal and local artists. You can go for a shopping spree in the village or at the Port Douglas Marina Mirage. If you prefer to just take it easy, you relax in any of the various sidewalk cafes along Macrossan Street and quietly watch the world go by as you casually sip your coffee.
Port Douglas Accommodation Specials
Central Plaza has a large number of Port Douglas Accommodation Packages that will enhance your perfect holiday experience in this tropical paradise. Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort Holiday Accommodation is just 3 minutes walk away from the beautiful 4 Mile beach in Port Douglas and a short walk to Port Douglas’s Macrossan Street. It is the ideal location to explore the region. Central Plaza gives you the option of choosing from affordable, fully furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms luxury spa apartments with private balconies…the perfect Port Douglas accommodation Special Packages for a perfect Port Douglas holiday.
Let us help you learn to dive on the best place in the world – The great barrier Reef
February 8th, 2012
One of the most prestigious events of Port Douglas is the festival of Carnivale. The event, which is held every May, started in 1993 to celebrate the beginning of the tourist season and market the beautiful Port Douglas area as the ideal vacation destination.
Carnivale is a week-long party and is regarded as the most exhilarating North Queensland event of the year. It is unique in its own right and the primary reason for which May is considered the best time to visit the Port Douglas region and enjoy accommodation at our Port Douglas Accommodation Special deals. The award winning tourism event attracts people from all over the world and keeps everyone enthralled as the entire community takes part in the spectacular event.
Port Douglas Carnival Accommodation Specials with Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort
Port Douglas Carnivale 2012
The dates for Port Douglas Carnivale 2012 are May 18th – 27th 2012. It is best to come for the entire time to get the most of the celebrations. The Street Fiesta is considered an all time favourite Carnivale event by many participants. It is a colossal street party that is held on Macrossan Street, the main street of Port Douglas. During the party, the whole street is blocked off and no vehicles are allowed in the vicinity till the party is on.
The Carnivale is, however, not restricted to just street parties. It has now evolved into a broad program that involves the whole community. There are events that have become family favourites like the Longest Lunch, Palates of Port, Four Mile Beach Day, Marina Mirage Seafood Extravaganza, and AME Bullride Spectacular.
Also, there is the all-night alfresco dining where you can dine from a huge variety of 80 Port Douglas restaurants and food stalls. It is a mesmerizing experience where you find yourself immersed in live music, fine selection of wine, street theater, and fireworks. The party is always on in Port Douglas and during the Carnivale, you can be sure that everything will be nothing short of spectacular. Book your Port Douglas resort accommodation now to make sure you are part of this great North Queensland event.
Sports lovers would appreciate the huge variety of adventurous activities at their disposal. They can witness or participate in the Port Douglas Golf Challenge, regatta, and fishing competition.
All these activities are perfectly complemented by the balmy weather and the magnificent beauty of Port Douglas. Hence, there is something for everyone in Port Douglas during the Carnivale and if you are looking for the perfect vacation, then Carnivale would be the ultimate experience for you and your family to enjoy while on holidays.
Port Douglas Accommodation specials during Carnivale
Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort Holiday Accommodation is just 3 minutes away from the beautiful 4 Mile Beach of Port Douglas and a short walk to Macrossan Street, the heart of this village with its range of cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Central Plaza provides the ideal Port Douglas accommodation that gives you to option of choosing from affordable fully furnished 1,2, and 3 bedroom luxury spa apartments with private balconies, just perfect for your next Port Douglas getaway. Check out the Accommodation Special Deals at Plaza Port Douglas Resort
February 8th, 2012
Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland is considered the 3rd best town of Australia, according to the Australian Traveler magazine. This world famous beach and tourism destination is just an hour’s drive from the city of Cairns. The journey to Port Douglas is a spectacular sight in itself as you travel the coastal road that is surrounded by the beautiful Coral Sea and an equally enchanting forest.
Port Douglas is considered a perfect getaway, a perfect holiday destination the escape the trials and tribulations of modern day life. This tropical oasis offers the perfect environment for you to relax while being equipped with all the sophisticated worldly comforts.
Port Douglas Holiday Apartments
There are various options of Port Douglas holiday apartments that will greatly enhance your perfect holiday in this tropical paradise. Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort Accommodation is just 3 minutes walk from the beautiful 4 Mile Beach of Port Douglas. It is the ideal Port Douglas accommodation that gives you to option of choosing from affordable fully furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom luxury spa apartments complete with private balconies. Enjoy Port Douglas resort facilities including an outdoor pool, spa and bbq gazebo…all set in tropical landscaped gardens.
View from Flag Staff Hill over 4 Mile Beach
The sheer sight of witnessing the sunset over the beautiful ocean is mesmerizing enough to make you forget all your world worries. Let the friendly management team book your sunset cruise to experience this amazing spectacle. The tropical North Queensland climate is extremely seductive as the days are balmy and the evenings are a magnificent spectacle of velvet starry sky. The tropics are truly a feast to indulge your senses.
Central Plaza Port Douglas has perfect location in the middle of Port Douglas.
There is a huge list of water activities that Port Douglas and its surroundings offer. You can go for a casual walk along 4 Mile Beach for starters and then, you can take on bigger adventures like kite surfing, snorkeling, sailing and diving the World Famous Great Barrier Reef.
Avid golfers would appreciate the variety of world class golf courses in the area and needless to say, the environment in which the game will be played will ensure that it is an experience of a lifetime.
Furthermore, you can choose to go to the Flagstaff Hill, which provides a magnificent view of the entire town. The casual stroll up is the hill with the cool breeze blowing over your face is an extremely relaxing experience. It is highly recommended that anyone who visits Port Douglas should take a stroll to the Flagstaff Hill, at least once to enjoy the view over 4 Mile Beach and Port Douglas Holiday Accommodation.
July 20th, 2011
Searching for Port Douglas accommodation and not sure where to stay? Read what our happy guests said after staying at Central Plaza Port Douglas.
Really Hard to Leave!
“Plaza Port Douglas…..Its very difficult not to fall in love with a resort that becomes a home away from home, spacious apartments that are well appointed. We enjoyed the spa, the amazing swimming pool and the immaculately kept tropical gardens and bbq area. Iain and Fiona are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble for these two. We loved apartment 17, we loved the spaciousness, the fully equipped kitchen , 2 bathrooms, especially the one with the spa bath….Spoilt. Cannot wait to go back to Cental Plaza, we really miss it.”
“This is a fantastic place to stay when in Port Douglas for a wedding. We loved the convenient position, an easy 10 minute walk to central Port Douglas. We found the apartment especially the kitchen to be well equipped with dishwasher, good working space and a huge fridge. We really enjoyed the spa bath in the master bedroom ensuite”
“Central Plaza…we loved the convenient position of to downtown Port Douglas, within easy walking distance to both the beach and town. The pool area is just lovely and warm and has an outside spa and fantastic bbq area. The managers are just incredible and when my husband lost his wedding ring in the pool they searched the pool, found the ring and sent it by courier to our next destination….fantastic.”
“Port Douglas Accommodation, there is a lot of choice but we booked Central Plaza and were glad we did. We loved our 2 bedroom apartment, it was spacious with large lounge, kitchen and dining areas as well as a balcony. The resort is conveniently located with only a short 3 minute walk to beautiful 4 Mile Beach and Macrosson St, the main shopping area of Port Douglas. We loved the pool are bbq areas…they were great”
Great Value – Great Property
“We have just returned from 4 days in Port Douglas staying at Central Plaza….we were not disappointed. Central Plaza was easy to find and conveniently located being close to both 4 Mile Beach and the main shopping strip of Port Douglas. The landscaped grounds we beautiful with a great pool and reception area. The apartments are spacious with fully equipped kitchen. We found Iain and Fiona to be fantastic hosts and very helpful in booking tours and providing local knowledge. We just loved Port Douglas and would definately return to Central Plaza again”
We’ll Be Back…and we Have!!
“Central Plaza…..fantastic the second time around, we have just returned from our second visit to Central Plaza and thorougly enjoyed it. We love the central position, just a short walk to the beach and the local shops. The pool area is fantastic and there is nothing better than just relaxing by the pool with a good book….it felt like my own private space as I was often the only one there. The communal bbq area is a great idea and we utilised it almost nightly. We highly recommend Central Plaza, thanks Iain and Fiona for another great stay and we will be back again.”
Friendly Hosts, Beautiful Pool, Great Apartment, Great Location
“Iain and Fiona, thank you, you go above and beyond to help out any way you can. You really helped us when due to cyclones our dive expedition was cancelled by trying to get us onto another trip and then suggesting alternative activities. We loved Port Douglas and wished we could have stayed longer. Central Plaza is conveniently located, 5 minutes to the ‘main drag’ and 10 minutes to the marina.
We found our apartment at Central Plaza to be well appointed, spacious with a nice patio and outdoor setting. The pool was nice with plenty of shade and deck chairs to laze on. The communal bbq was a great idea…will be using that next time we visit. I absolutely recommend Plaza Port Douglas, say hi to Iain and Fiona for me.”
Excellent All Rounder
“We were extremely happy with our Port Douglas accommodation and found Central Plaza just that, close to everything, only 5 minute walk to Macrossan St and not much more to the beachfront. Our apartment was well equipped and we appreciated the supplies that were provided (laundry powder, soap, toilet rolls etc) and loved the leafy outlook from our balcony. We would certainly recommend Central Plaza and found that during the tourist season we appreciated our quiet holiday away from busy Macrossan St.”
Contact Iain and Fiona today to organise your next holiday at Central Plaza Port Douglas.
August 12th, 2010
This was the first time we had been to Port Douglas and were looking for a mid-priced, 2 bed apartment near the centre of the town, as we did not have a car for the first week or our 10 night stay.
We did some pretty detailed research on-line and also looked at the reviews of several places before deciding that the Central Plaza looked comfortable, affordable and close to restaurants and shops as well as being well reviewed.
We found Fiona and Ian to be very helpful and knowledgeable managers who went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always happy to give advice on tours, local attractions and services. They were happy to book tours for us and their local knowledge added to the ease of our stay.
The 2 bedroom apartment we had was clean and comfortable and had all the essential kitchen and laundry facilities. The beds were good, the bathrooms very big and the living area adequate for 2 adults and 2 children 10 and 13.
The air conditioning worked well, the pool was great as were the BBQ facilities. The bedrooms were quiet and the apartments seemed well maintained.
The second bedroom was a bit small and there was not much room to move when the suitcases were opened. It was fine for two smaller children but would be a bit of a squeeze for two teenagers or adults. The main living area was quite dark and we had to keep the lights on during the day, however as we spent little time there during the day, it was not a major problem.
We highly recommend the apartments to families on a moderate budget and couples looking for a friendly and relaxed place to stay.
When next looking for great Port Douglas accommodation with friendly management and great location, look no further than Central Plaza Port Douglas.
August 12th, 2010
Visiting Cairns for the annual Festival Cairns?
This annual event begins on the 21st of August and runs for 2 weeks. Join with locals and tourists alike as we join in the opening parade and fireworks spectacular at Trinity Inlet. The festival comprises music, dance, theatre, film, literary arts, all celebrating the Cairns and its unique tropical lifestyle. It is a festival that can only happen in Tropical North Queensland.
After experiencing all that Cairns has on offer, why not spend a few days in Port Douglas. Stay in great Port Douglas accommodation and explore Port Douglas, The Daintree and The Great Barrier Reef. With so much to experience and explore you’ll be glad you did.
Central Plaza offers 1,2 and 3 bedroom, fully self contained holiday apartments, minutes walk from the heart of Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach. Shop till you drop or just sit back and watch the world go by enjoying a cuppa or a meal at any of the nearby restaurants and cafes.
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June 16th, 2010
Great news, the Minke Whales have arrived in our waters. Poseidon, one of the many reef cruisers has had multiple sightings with most passengers being able to enjoy an in-water experience with these curious creatures. Posiedon is one of only 3 boats that is permitted to conduct in water snorkelling whilst these animals are present. More sightings and close encounters are expected as they animals spend time in the warmer waters.
For your up close and personal experience with these amazing creatures, ring us now for our best Port Douglas accommodation specials. We can also book your whale watching experience as well as other great tours and things to do in the Port Douglas area.
June 16th, 2010
Escape the wintery weather down south and head north to Port Douglas. The sun is shining, weather is warm and we have limited availability Port Douglas accommodation for the upcoming holidays.
Ring us today at Plaza Port Douglas and ask for our best deals for the school holidays. With so much to do Port Douglas is your ideal holiday destination.
June 10th, 2010
We have just stayed for a week with Central Plaza Port Douglas and loved it!
The Port Douglas carnivale was in full swing and the weather was just perfect. We especially loved all the help that Ian and Fiona gave us to ensure that we did not miss any of the festivities. The Seafood extravaganza on Marina Mirage wharf was the best with the live band playing on the back of one of the boats and the food and beer and wine keep flowing.
The huge swimming pool in Central Plaza is looking great with the new furniture and BBQ – I can see why the guests all love spending the nights congregating around it – the temperature was just perfect and was a lovely way to spend the evenings after exploring Port Douglas and the reef during the day.
Thank you for a great week. We can`t wait to come back.
We really do think that you have got the perfect Port Douglas Holiday Accommodation.